The fate of cartilage grafts for ossicular reconstruction in tympanoplasty

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 1975 Mar-Apr;84(2 PART 1):187-91. doi: 10.1177/000348947508400208.


Summary--Six autograft tragal cartilages and two preserved homograft nasal septal cartilages removed from revision tympanoplasty were examined with histologic and histochemical stains. The implanted cartilage remained in the middle ear from six months to eighteen months without significant inflammatory reaction or evidence of resorption. It appears that the implanted cartilages removed from tympanoplasty have been well tolerated in the middle ear space.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Cartilage / cytology
  • Cartilage / transplantation*
  • Child
  • Ear Ossicles / surgery*
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • Nasal Septum
  • Staining and Labeling
  • Time Factors
  • Tissue Survival
  • Transplantation, Autologous
  • Transplantation, Homologous
  • Tympanoplasty*